Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bread Sticks

I was prepared not to like this recipe as the directions I received were kind of sketchy. But I've made them twice now in three days, at my husband's request, so I'd say we have a winner.
Where the instructions were vague was just what size to roll the dough out to, how thin to roll it, how many bread sticks a recipe should make. So I just did what I thought was best, and we love the results. If you're serving people with small appetites, you could probably cut them in half once they're baked. We do not have small appetites. So we leave them -- large, irregular, a little goofy looking. But delicious.
And more bread-like than bread stick-like. But enough of the chatter.
1 1/4 c. water
3 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 T. yeast
1/4 c. butter, melted
In bread machine pan, place water, flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Put machine on the manual "dough" setting and push start.
When cycle is through, remove dough to well-floured board. Pat it down into a rectangle, about 6 inches by 12 inches.
Melt the butter and pour it onto a cookie sheet with sides. Swirl the butter so it thinly covers entire sheet.
With sharp knife, cut the dough into 12 strips, approximately 6 inches by 1 inch. Place dough strips onto cookie sheet. They should all fit onto one sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes; pull out pan and use a fork to flip the sticks over and bake for another 10 minutes. That's it.
Anyone else ever made homemade bread sticks? I'd love to hear how you make them.
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Blogger Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi Lynn. Thanks for sharing this bread stick recipe. It looks great. I am so glad you have linked up to me for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I hope you will keep coming back and sharing your recipes with us.

January 27, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

THis sounds scrumptious!! :D I love breadsticks

January 28, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look yummy, I love the irregular shapes, I will have to bust out my bread machine and make these!

January 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger SAH in Suburbia said...

I'm making these RIGHT now for the after school snack. I sometimes put seasonings in the bread itself which is yummy - pizza seasoned bread sticks are great to dip in pizza sauce! Thanks for sharing yet another GREAT recipe.

January 28, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger SAH in Suburbia said...

When these came out of the oven I rolled them in cinnamon sugar. Yum!!

January 28, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

SAH in Suburbia, thanks for the great ideas for variations! I am dying to try it with cinnamon sugar. I'll bet that would be delicious.

January 28, 2009 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That sounds way too easy! Maybe I'll try it...I just have to find my bread machine in storage!

January 28, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

They sound heavenly. I love bread.

January 29, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

They look like the Olive Garden breadsticks (which I will devour with much happiness!)

January 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...


I just wanted to let you know that I made the bread sticks yesterday. The only change I made was that I sprinkled garlic powder on them before I put them in the oven. They were so very good. I'll be making them again and again and again.

January 31, 2009 at 4:25 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

DarcyLee, thanks for sharing the garlic powder idea. Yum, I'll bet that was good! I'll try it sometime :)

January 31, 2009 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...


is the cappuccino muffin recipe... and chocolate chips in them are SO good and make you not need any other topping :)

January 31, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Berji's Domain, thanks so much for the link to your cappuccino muffin recipe. Just the name of them, and hearing they have chocolate chips in them -- I have a strong feeling I'm going to fall in love :)

January 31, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger VK said...

So, I hadn't used my bread machine in at least 5 years, and last week I saw it in the back of my pantry and said to myself, "I ought to just take that thing to Goodwill".
Then I saw your recipe and decided it would be an easy one so I pulled out the machine and in about 7 minutes of my time (over about 2 hours) I had GREAT sticks to go with my chili.

February 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

VK, I'm so glad to hear you salvaged your bread machine :) and made these! I've gotten to spoiled with using my bread machine. I love having homemade bread with hardly any of the work. Try the garlic-cheese rolls listed in the sidebar in the "breads" category -- they are sooooo good! Thanks for coming by :)

February 8, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

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